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Tests cover the following areas:

  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Aquifer Tests
  • Sampling and Analysis Plans
  • Remote sensing
  • Oil Drilling
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Subsurface Investigation
  • Contamination Assessment
  • Groundwater Fundamentals
  • Field Methods/Geophysics/Modeling
  • Faulting
  • Radiometric Methods
  • Rule of V's
  • Field Investigations
  • Standard Penetration Test (SPT)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Snell's Law
  • Spontaneous Potential (SP)
  • Gamma Radiation
  • Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
  • Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry
  • Porosity and Permeability
  • Containment of Water in Underground Structures
  • Hydrogeological Investigation
  • Hydrologic Budget Equation
  • Ground-water Inventory Equation
  • Bernoulli Equation
  • Aquifers
  • Porosity
  • Values of Specific Yield
  • Storativity or Storage coefficient
  • Transmissivity
  • Bailer Test
  • The Theis Equation and Method
  • Dupuit Equation

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Sample Questions:

4. In the block diagram below

Sample Diagram

a. the strike of the bed is E&endash;W and the dip is N
b. the strike of the bed is E&endash;W and the dip is S
c. the strike of the bed is N&endash;S and the dip is E
d. the strike of the bed is N&endash;S and the dip is W
e. the strike of the bed is N and the dip is S

3. The fact that groundwater in some parts of Florida system is supersaturated with respect to the
mineral calcite can be explained as the result of
a) cation exchange reactions
b) a common ion effect
c) seawater intrusion
d) fast dissolution of calcite coupled to slow precipitation of dolomite
e) disequilibrium among redox reactions 2

70. Tree ring records of dead wood can be correlated with one another by:
a) radiocarbon dating
b) comparing ring width patterns
c) comparing the number of rings
d) directly comparing ring widths
e) radioactive dating

71. To determine temperature changes in the deep oceans basins _________ foraminifera are
most useful.
a) benthic
b) ice loving
c) thermontic
d) Icelandic
e) planktonic

73. Restrained uplift is:
a) that part of the curve where isostatic uplift occurs while ice still covers a region
b) uplift that occurs after ice retreats from a region
c) uplift that occurred in the past
d) is always smaller than post-glacial uplift
e) uplift that will occur in the future

89. Chlorine-36 is produced in terrestrial surface rocks by:
a. spallation of calcium atoms
b. spallation of potassium atoms
c. adding a neutron to chlorine-35
d. all of the above are correct
e. only a and b are correct

91. What percentage of a glacier's total area comprises its accumulation zone?
a) 5%
b) 10%
c) 35%
d). 70%
e). 65%

11. Stromatolites were important to the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere because they produce
significant quantities of _______________ through photosynthetic processes.
a. carbon dioxide
b. hydrogen
c. oxygen
d. methane
e. water vapor

11. The A horizon of a soil _______________.
a. is the zone of removal
b. tends to be darker in color than the underlying horizons
c. contains humus (decomposed organic matter).
d. all of the above are correct
e. none of the above are correct

38. In order to relieve stress buildup that would cause a Richter magnitude 7 earthquake,
approximately how many magnitude 4 earthquakes would have to occur?
a. 3
b. 28
c. 300
d. 900

10. Geologists in the year 2495 examine sediments that were deposited by the Des Moines River
in 1993 and conclude that a great flood must have occurred. What evidence is most likely to have
led to this conclusion?
a. cross-bedding
b. graded bedding
c. chert nodules
d. mud cracks
e. current ripple marks

42. In addition to the major water table in an area, there may also be a second water table, closer
to the Earth's surface. This second water table is called
a. a perched water table
b. an aquiclude water table
c. a potentiometric surface
d. an imaginary water table
e. a capillary fringe

79. The large fold on the lower left side of the cross section is: A) syncline B) anticline C)
overturned syncline D) monocline E) doline

9. To be an economic ore which element has to be least concentrated relative to its average crustal
A) aluminum B) gold C) copper D) silver E) uranium

11. A petroleum reservoir needs to have what property?
A) low density B) schistosity C) Newton’s Law D) Stoke's Law E) porosity

12. Which is the highest grade of coal (BTU content)?
A) lignite B) bituminous C) gold D) anthracite E) both A and C

70. Which of the following rock materials would make a good aquifer?
A) gneiss B) massive granite C) impervious limestone D) shale E) coarse-grained sandstone

35. Limestone may have a high or low permeability depending on
A. its exact chemical composition.
B. how much dissolution has occurred in it.
C. how small or large the grains in it are.
D. how much water is below the water table in it.

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